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  • "The shortest way of summarizing the position is to say that woman stands for the idea of Sanity; that intellectual home to which the mind must return after every excursion on extravagance. The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet’s; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic’s. There must in every machine be a part that moves and a part that stands still; there must be in everything that changes a part that is unchangeable."
  • "The shortest way of summarizing the position is to say that woman stands for the idea of Sanity; that intellectual home to which the mind must return after every excursion on extravagance. The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet’s; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic’s. There must in every machine be a part that moves and a part that stands still; there must be in everything that changes a part that is unchangeable."
  • 988 15 24 August, 2019

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  • We have a number of prints by the late and great Sydney Ball in our Xmas show opening next month. Pictured is Canto XXI, 2003. 
This work is from a suite of screenprints that revisit Ball’s ongoing series of ‘Cantos’ paintings, drawings and prints, which he first developed in the mid-1960’s while living and working in New York between 1963 and 1967.

With their bold structured forms of unmodulating colour and precise surfaces, the ‘Cantos’ signalled the domination of colour expression and formed a new direction in abstract painting in Australia, culminating in ‘The Field’ exhibition at the NGV in 1968.

The title Cantos is drawn from a cycle of poems by Ezra Pound.
#colourfield #hardedgeabstraction #australianartist #sydneyball #canto #ezrapound #australianart #homeat735 #sydneyartgallery
  • We have a number of prints by the late and great Sydney Ball in our Xmas show opening next month. Pictured is Canto XXI, 2003.
    This work is from a suite of screenprints that revisit Ball’s ongoing series of ‘Cantos’ paintings, drawings and prints, which he first developed in the mid-1960’s while living and working in New York between 1963 and 1967.

    With their bold structured forms of unmodulating colour and precise surfaces, the ‘Cantos’ signalled the domination of colour expression and formed a new direction in abstract painting in Australia, culminating in ‘The Field’ exhibition at the NGV in 1968.

    The title Cantos is drawn from a cycle of poems by Ezra Pound.
    #colourfield #hardedgeabstraction #australianartist #sydneyball #canto #ezrapound #australianart #homeat735 #sydneyartgallery
  • 43 1 12 October, 2019
  • Some problematic reading, both on a “social mores change” and a deliberate density of text. Ezra Pound was involved in Wyndham Lewis’ Vorticist movement where ‘ephemera’ was removed and the remaining fragments arranged to give truer meaning, like a Cubist painting. However, the artist/poet was at the center, and one needed to study the creator to best understand the creative intent. Joyce’s Ulysses might be considered a great success in this vein, and T.S.Eliot’s Wasteland the obvious (and acclaimed) exemplar. But Pound was the purest purveyor (excepting perhaps Finnegan’s Wake), and my recent purchases of Guide to Kultur and Poundemonium reminded of these... The Cantos are as brilliant as they are flawed, not unlike Pound himself. An anti-Semite who lauded dictators and railed against just causes late in life, could only manage a brief outline of an apology in his final canto... i worry for lesser men who get caught up in ravings for the sheer drunkeness of language... and none of the current breed have his artistic vision, his academic curiousity, nor his arguably pure intentions in origin (which became twisted). The new self-centering hate mongers started out petty failures, and can only descend from there. #ezrapound #kultur #cantos #hatespeech #vorticists #americana #uglyamericans #trumptards #deathofculture
  • Some problematic reading, both on a “social mores change” and a deliberate density of text. Ezra Pound was involved in Wyndham Lewis’ Vorticist movement where ‘ephemera’ was removed and the remaining fragments arranged to give truer meaning, like a Cubist painting. However, the artist/poet was at the center, and one needed to study the creator to best understand the creative intent. Joyce’s Ulysses might be considered a great success in this vein, and T.S.Eliot’s Wasteland the obvious (and acclaimed) exemplar. But Pound was the purest purveyor (excepting perhaps Finnegan’s Wake), and my recent purchases of Guide to Kultur and Poundemonium reminded of these... The Cantos are as brilliant as they are flawed, not unlike Pound himself. An anti-Semite who lauded dictators and railed against just causes late in life, could only manage a brief outline of an apology in his final canto... i worry for lesser men who get caught up in ravings for the sheer drunkeness of language... and none of the current breed have his artistic vision, his academic curiousity, nor his arguably pure intentions in origin (which became twisted). The new self-centering hate mongers started out petty failures, and can only descend from there. #ezrapound #kultur #cantos #hatespeech #vorticists #americana #uglyamericans #trumptards #deathofculture
  • 3 1 12 October, 2019
  • TRADUCCIÓN Y TRADICIÓN /// Siguen llegando fotos de libros interesantes. Esta vez @lmontenegro08 nos comparte su ejemplar de una antología de Ezra Pound, traducida por los poetas nicaragüenses Ernesto Cardenal y José Coronel Urtecho. .

Dato:  La traducción e incorporación de la literatura norteamericana en Nicaragua cambió el peso de las influencias  románticas y simbolistas de Europa. Dio lugar a una expresión literaria que iba en búsqueda de lo concreto, aquello que se  hace de fechas y nombres de lugares, cosas tangibles, literatura plástica definida a veces como "exteriorista". Las producciones poéticas de entonces se despojaron de los vicios y ripios del modernismo, aquella época de cisnes, minutaros y marchas triunfales se había acabado. Y dio lugar a nuevos vicios, como la exageración en el tono coloquial, y el desprecio por toda aquella poesía que hablara de lo interior. Eso después devino en la alta polarización de las producciones culturales. En fin, país de polaridades. Ustedes saben.

#860N #Colofon #Nicaragua #Poesia #Traduccion #EzraPound #ErnestoCardenal #JoseCoronelUrtecho
  • TRADUCCIÓN Y TRADICIÓN /// Siguen llegando fotos de libros interesantes. Esta vez @lmontenegro08 nos comparte su ejemplar de una antología de Ezra Pound, traducida por los poetas nicaragüenses Ernesto Cardenal y José Coronel Urtecho. .

    Dato: La traducción e incorporación de la literatura norteamericana en Nicaragua cambió el peso de las influencias románticas y simbolistas de Europa. Dio lugar a una expresión literaria que iba en búsqueda de lo concreto, aquello que se hace de fechas y nombres de lugares, cosas tangibles, literatura plástica definida a veces como "exteriorista". Las producciones poéticas de entonces se despojaron de los vicios y ripios del modernismo, aquella época de cisnes, minutaros y marchas triunfales se había acabado. Y dio lugar a nuevos vicios, como la exageración en el tono coloquial, y el desprecio por toda aquella poesía que hablara de lo interior. Eso después devino en la alta polarización de las producciones culturales. En fin, país de polaridades. Ustedes saben.

    #860N #Colofon #Nicaragua #Poesia #Traduccion #EzraPound #ErnestoCardenal #JoseCoronelUrtecho
  • 51 3 10 October, 2019
  • ”In quella parte dove sta memoria
Prende suo stato sì formato chome
Diafan dal lume d’una schuritade
...
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“Lesser é quando lo volere a tanto
Ch oltra misura di natura torna
Poi non si addorna di riposo maj 
Move changiando cholr riso in pianto
E lla fighura con paura storna
Pocho soggiorna anchor di lui vedraj
...
“Tu puoj sichuramente gir chanzone
Dove ti piace ch i t o sí ornata ー”
-  Guido Cavalcanti, Donna mi priegha
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「かの記憶の在り処に
かくの如き姿で生まれたのだ
陰りに射す澄んだ光のように
...
それが解き放たれるのは 欲望がかくも膨らむとき
自然の遥か彼方より戻り来たり
身を飾ることなく、休むこともなく
駆け回るうちに 笑みから嘆きへと色は変わり
その姿は 恐れを前に 踵(きびす)を返し
留まるとしてもほんの束の間 それでもなお人目に触れることはあろう
...
けだし 我が歌よ 気の赴くままに行くがいい
かくも美しく仕上げたのだから ー」
- グイド・カヴァルカンティ、「とある女性に尋ねられ」
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* 「清新体 Dolce Stil Novo」を共に代表するダンテの七歳年上の友人である詩人、カヴァルカンティ(1258年-1300年)による愛をめぐる形而上詩。
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#guidocavalcanti #ezrapound #poesia #letteratura #canzone #グイドカヴァルカンティ #エズラパウンド #詩 #文学 #riletture #tb #ise #伊勢#五十鈴川  #isuzuriver
  • ”In quella parte dove sta memoria
Prende suo stato sì formato chome
Diafan dal lume d’una schuritade
    ...
    .
    “Lesser é quando lo volere a tanto
Ch oltra misura di natura torna
Poi non si addorna di riposo maj 
Move changiando cholr riso in pianto
E lla fighura con paura storna
Pocho soggiorna anchor di lui vedraj
    ...
    “Tu puoj sichuramente gir chanzone
    Dove ti piace ch i t o sí ornata ー”
    - Guido Cavalcanti, Donna mi priegha
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    .
    「かの記憶の在り処に
    かくの如き姿で生まれたのだ
    陰りに射す澄んだ光のように
    ...
    それが解き放たれるのは 欲望がかくも膨らむとき
    自然の遥か彼方より戻り来たり
    身を飾ることなく、休むこともなく
    駆け回るうちに 笑みから嘆きへと色は変わり
    その姿は 恐れを前に 踵(きびす)を返し
    留まるとしてもほんの束の間 それでもなお人目に触れることはあろう
    ...
    けだし 我が歌よ 気の赴くままに行くがいい
    かくも美しく仕上げたのだから ー」
    - グイド・カヴァルカンティ、「とある女性に尋ねられ」
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    * 「清新体 Dolce Stil Novo」を共に代表するダンテの七歳年上の友人である詩人、カヴァルカンティ(1258年-1300年)による愛をめぐる形而上詩。
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    #guidocavalcanti #ezrapound #poesia #letteratura #canzone #グイドカヴァルカンティ #エズラパウンド #詩 #文学 #riletture #tb #ise #伊勢 #五十鈴川 #isuzuriver
  • 29 0 10 October, 2019
  • "Adriano Scianca ci propone una riedizione del suo libro sul pensiero di Pound che, afferma l'autore, salverà il mondo. 
In un immaginario e titanico confronto con il poeta, vi accompagneremo alla scoperta di un'opera e di una mente che qualcuno vorrebbe ancora ingabbiata, proprio come fecero gli americani a guerra conclusa." Noi vi consigliamo di non farvelo scappare.
E vi ricordiamo che chi lo ordinasse presso la nostra sede, potrà godere di un 10% di sconto sul prezzo di copertina. 
Per ulteriori info scrivete nei commenti!.
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#EzraFaSurf #EzraPound #AdrianoScianca #AltaForteEdizioni #LaPerlaNera #Communitas #Cultura
  • "Adriano Scianca ci propone una riedizione del suo libro sul pensiero di Pound che, afferma l'autore, salverà il mondo.
    In un immaginario e titanico confronto con il poeta, vi accompagneremo alla scoperta di un'opera e di una mente che qualcuno vorrebbe ancora ingabbiata, proprio come fecero gli americani a guerra conclusa." Noi vi consigliamo di non farvelo scappare.
    E vi ricordiamo che chi lo ordinasse presso la nostra sede, potrà godere di un 10% di sconto sul prezzo di copertina.
    Per ulteriori info scrivete nei commenti!.
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    #EzraFaSurf #EzraPound #AdrianoScianca #AltaForteEdizioni #LaPerlaNera #Communitas #Cultura
  • 31 0 9 October, 2019
  • Some time ago when Kelly English asked me to listen to Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row, the song really resonated with me. We decided to collaborate to do something fun. For me, it was an opportunity to explore new content, for Kelly, it was a chance to get into the painting studio a little and work with me, and we both decided to host this event with the help of Ken Hall to benefit Church Health. This was by far the hardest series I’ve done. It challenged the way I work by forcing me to examine interpretation and language, the context in which the song was written versus the current context, and how much to leave open-ended. I hope you enjoy the series as much as we do. Included in the pieces are personal conversations, personal iconography and a reflection of genuine friendship. For a pre-reception preview that includes appetizers provided by Kelly, please purchase a ticket. Proceeds benefit the Church Health Center. Or just come hang with us from 6-8 for free! Hope to see you there!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/507487380081762/?ti=icl #bobdylan #desolationrow #phantompope #tseliot #ittakesonetonoone #ittakesonetoknowone #beats #beatniks #folk #mixedmedia #text #lyrics #poetry #ezrapound
  • Some time ago when Kelly English asked me to listen to Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row, the song really resonated with me. We decided to collaborate to do something fun. For me, it was an opportunity to explore new content, for Kelly, it was a chance to get into the painting studio a little and work with me, and we both decided to host this event with the help of Ken Hall to benefit Church Health. This was by far the hardest series I’ve done. It challenged the way I work by forcing me to examine interpretation and language, the context in which the song was written versus the current context, and how much to leave open-ended. I hope you enjoy the series as much as we do. Included in the pieces are personal conversations, personal iconography and a reflection of genuine friendship. For a pre-reception preview that includes appetizers provided by Kelly, please purchase a ticket. Proceeds benefit the Church Health Center. Or just come hang with us from 6-8 for free! Hope to see you there!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/507487380081762/?ti=icl #bobdylan #desolationrow #phantompope #tseliot #ittakesonetonoone #ittakesonetoknowone #beats #beatniks #folk #mixedmedia #text #lyrics #poetry #ezrapound
  • 121 4 9 October, 2019
  • "Con usura nessuno ha una solida casa
di pietra squadrata e liscia
per istoriarne la facciata,
con usura
non v’è chiesa con affreschi di paradiso
harpes et luz
e l’Annunciazione dell’Angelo
con le aureole sbalzate,
con usura
nessuno vede dei Gonzaga eredi e concubine
non si dipinge per tenersi arte
in casa, ma per vendere e vendere
presto e con profitto, peccato contro natura,
il tuo pane sarà staccio vieto
arido come carta,
senza segala né farina di grano duro,
usura appesantisce il tratto,
falsa i confini, con usura
nessuno trova residenza amena.
Si priva lo scalpellino della pietra,
il tessitore del telaio
CON USURA
la lana non giunge al mercato
e le pecore non rendono
peggio della peste è l’usura, spunta
l’ago in mano alle fanciulle
e confonde chi fila. Pietro Lombardo
non si fe’ con usura
Duccio non si fe’ con usura
nè Piero della Francesca o Zuan Bellini
nè fu “La Calunnia” dipinta con usura.
L’Angelico non si fe’ con usura, nè Ambrogio de Praedis,
nessuna chiesa di pietra viva firmata :”Adamo me fecit”.
Con usura non sorsero
Saint Trophine e Saint Hilaire,
usura arrugginisce il cesello
arrugginisce arte ed artigiano
tarla la tela nel telaio, nessuno
apprende l ‘arte d’intessere oro nell’ordito;
l’azzurro s’incancrena con usura; non si ricama
in cremisi, smeraldo non trova il suo Memling
usura soffoca il figlio nel ventre
arresta il giovane amante
cede il letto a vecchi decrepiti,
si frappone tra giovani sposi
CONTRO NATURA
Ad Eleusi han portato puttane
carogne crapulano
ospiti d’usura."
#ezrapound #usura
  • "Con usura nessuno ha una solida casa
    di pietra squadrata e liscia
    per istoriarne la facciata,
    con usura
    non v’è chiesa con affreschi di paradiso
    harpes et luz
    e l’Annunciazione dell’Angelo
    con le aureole sbalzate,
    con usura
    nessuno vede dei Gonzaga eredi e concubine
    non si dipinge per tenersi arte
    in casa, ma per vendere e vendere
    presto e con profitto, peccato contro natura,
    il tuo pane sarà staccio vieto
    arido come carta,
    senza segala né farina di grano duro,
    usura appesantisce il tratto,
    falsa i confini, con usura
    nessuno trova residenza amena.
    Si priva lo scalpellino della pietra,
    il tessitore del telaio
    CON USURA
    la lana non giunge al mercato
    e le pecore non rendono
    peggio della peste è l’usura, spunta
    l’ago in mano alle fanciulle
    e confonde chi fila. Pietro Lombardo
    non si fe’ con usura
    Duccio non si fe’ con usura
    nè Piero della Francesca o Zuan Bellini
    nè fu “La Calunnia” dipinta con usura.
    L’Angelico non si fe’ con usura, nè Ambrogio de Praedis,
    nessuna chiesa di pietra viva firmata :”Adamo me fecit”.
    Con usura non sorsero
    Saint Trophine e Saint Hilaire,
    usura arrugginisce il cesello
    arrugginisce arte ed artigiano
    tarla la tela nel telaio, nessuno
    apprende l ‘arte d’intessere oro nell’ordito;
    l’azzurro s’incancrena con usura; non si ricama
    in cremisi, smeraldo non trova il suo Memling
    usura soffoca il figlio nel ventre
    arresta il giovane amante
    cede il letto a vecchi decrepiti,
    si frappone tra giovani sposi
    CONTRO NATURA
    Ad Eleusi han portato puttane
    carogne crapulano
    ospiti d’usura."
    #ezrapound #usura
  • 18 0 8 October, 2019
  • PART 3 
Notting Hill has always had close French connections: After Lord Holland supported France in the Napoleonic wars, Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, lived on Westbourne Grove, and his wife Clemence was living in Powis Square in the early 20th century when GK Chesterton’s ‘Napoleon of Notting Hill’ novel was published. George Orwell set out from Portobello Road to go ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’, Ford Madox Ford, Ezra Pound and co went to Paris from Campden Hill, and the Situationist Alex Trocchi came back from Paris to found the 60s counter culture in Notting Hill. At the time of the Paris May 1968 student revolution, the opening of the Powis Square gardens by the community was the London equivalent and Michele Breton represented France in ‘Performance’. Powis Square was ordained with revolutionary graffiti before the Parisian May ’68 events. 
Anne rises above the French stereotyping she received in the music press to proclaim from the barricade: ‘I always complain about ZTT and I always complain about stupid press. When they went on about being French, it was on the level of onions and baguette and stripy t-shirts and Johnny Halliday. Not all French music culture is great but in the end our good stuff is really what was the most influential, from the first cabaret Le Chat Noir in 1881 to Duchamp’s safety pin. All the Dadaism and Pataphysics came directly from the original cabaret started by Rodolph Salis - I used to go out with one of his descendants - that’s why Malcolm McLaren did a film about cabaret influences in Paris before he died.’ Never mind the Jackson Pollocks. Vive la resistance! . ( By Tom Vague )  #nottingHill #ladbrokegrove #psychogeography #powissquare #dadaism #annepigalle #duchamp #ezrapound #westbournegrove #michelebreton #rodolphesalis #georgeorwell #malcolmmclaren #situationist #punk #frenchpunk #alextrocchi #marcelduchamp #lechatnoir #france
  • PART 3
    Notting Hill has always had close French connections: After Lord Holland supported France in the Napoleonic wars, Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, lived on Westbourne Grove, and his wife Clemence was living in Powis Square in the early 20th century when GK Chesterton’s ‘Napoleon of Notting Hill’ novel was published. George Orwell set out from Portobello Road to go ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’, Ford Madox Ford, Ezra Pound and co went to Paris from Campden Hill, and the Situationist Alex Trocchi came back from Paris to found the 60s counter culture in Notting Hill. At the time of the Paris May 1968 student revolution, the opening of the Powis Square gardens by the community was the London equivalent and Michele Breton represented France in ‘Performance’. Powis Square was ordained with revolutionary graffiti before the Parisian May ’68 events.
    Anne rises above the French stereotyping she received in the music press to proclaim from the barricade: ‘I always complain about ZTT and I always complain about stupid press. When they went on about being French, it was on the level of onions and baguette and stripy t-shirts and Johnny Halliday. Not all French music culture is great but in the end our good stuff is really what was the most influential, from the first cabaret Le Chat Noir in 1881 to Duchamp’s safety pin. All the Dadaism and Pataphysics came directly from the original cabaret started by Rodolph Salis - I used to go out with one of his descendants - that’s why Malcolm McLaren did a film about cabaret influences in Paris before he died.’ Never mind the Jackson Pollocks. Vive la resistance! . ( By Tom Vague ) #nottingHill #ladbrokegrove #psychogeography #powissquare #dadaism #annepigalle #duchamp #ezrapound #westbournegrove #michelebreton #rodolphesalis #georgeorwell #malcolmmclaren #situationist #punk #frenchpunk #alextrocchi #marcelduchamp #lechatnoir #france
  • 87 0 7 October, 2019
  • Ladder Store Studios, Llandudno we have inexpensive studio space  available...
  • Ladder Store Studios, Llandudno we have inexpensive studio space available...
  • 26 1 6 October, 2019
  • "While our fates twine together, sate we our eyes with love;
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so that no day shall unbind them.
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long is my life, long in years,
If she give me many,
God am I for the time." Ezra Pound

#ezrapound 
#poetry 
#literature 
#edebiyat 
#şiir
  • "While our fates twine together, sate we our eyes with love;
    ...
    so that no day shall unbind them.
    ...
    long is my life, long in years,
    If she give me many,
    God am I for the time." Ezra Pound

    #ezrapound
    #poetry
    #literature
    #edebiyat
    #şiir
  • 11 0 6 October, 2019
  • • ‘then the sky was full of faces with gold glories between them’ • #ezrapound #poetry
  • • ‘then the sky was full of faces with gold glories between them’ • #ezrapound #poetry
  • 407 23 6 October, 2019
  • “A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” —Ezra Pound, ABC OF READING
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#ezrapound
  • “A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” —Ezra Pound, ABC OF READING
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  • 27 0 5 October, 2019
  • I 
Come, my songs, let us speak of perfection 
We shall get ourselves rather disliked. 
II 
Ah yes, my songs, let us resurrect 
The very excellent term Rusticus. 
Let us apply it in all its opprobrium 
To those to whom it applies. 
And you may decline to make them immortal, 
For we shall consider them and their state 
In delicate 
Opulent silence. 
III 
Come, my songs, 
Let us take arms against this sea of stupidities- 
Beginning with Mumpodorus; 
And against this sea of vulgarities 
Beginning with Nimmim; 
And against this sea of imbeciles 
All the Bulmenian literati.

Salvationists
Ezra Pound

#ezrapound #sea #of #stupidities #vulgarities #imbeciles #securitylife #😂😂😂 #💀💀💀 #🗣🗣🗣
  • I
    Come, my songs, let us speak of perfection
    We shall get ourselves rather disliked.
    II
    Ah yes, my songs, let us resurrect
    The very excellent term Rusticus.
    Let us apply it in all its opprobrium
    To those to whom it applies.
    And you may decline to make them immortal,
    For we shall consider them and their state
    In delicate
    Opulent silence.
    III
    Come, my songs,
    Let us take arms against this sea of stupidities-
    Beginning with Mumpodorus;
    And against this sea of vulgarities
    Beginning with Nimmim;
    And against this sea of imbeciles
    All the Bulmenian literati.

    Salvationists
    Ezra Pound

    #ezrapound #sea #of #stupidities #vulgarities #imbeciles #securitylife #😂😂😂 #💀💀💀 #🗣🗣🗣
  • 16 0 5 October, 2019
  • Applications for our Poetry Workshops at Brunnenburg Castle/ #EzraPound Center for Literature are now OPEN! You can begin your application online today to join us this summer from June 29- July 25, 2020!⠀Undergraduates in good standing, graduate students and non-degree participants are eligible to apply. Only 15 spots avaialble. An adventure of a lifetime awaits you! APPLY TODAY!
  • Applications for our Poetry Workshops at Brunnenburg Castle/ #EzraPound Center for Literature are now OPEN! You can begin your application online today to join us this summer from June 29- July 25, 2020!⠀Undergraduates in good standing, graduate students and non-degree participants are eligible to apply. Only 15 spots avaialble. An adventure of a lifetime awaits you! APPLY TODAY!
  • 13 1 4 October, 2019
  • Aquest cap de setmana se celebra l’aniversari de la mort d’#ElizabethBishop, poeta nordamericana i #PremiPulitzer que sempre va voler escapar de les etiquetes i els fonamentalismes tot conreant una poesia sòbria, gens efusiva, despullada de grans retòriques però alhora profunda i reflexiva. Una #poesia que parlava d’allò percebut i ho cobria d'intimitat sense tenyir-ho de sentimentalisme.

No ha estat traduïda al català, encara, però us en deixem un fragment, en versió original, del seu poema “Visites a Santa Elizabeth”, el sanatori mental en el que es trobava ingressat el seu gran amic, #EzraPound.
  • Aquest cap de setmana se celebra l’aniversari de la mort d’ #ElizabethBishop , poeta nordamericana i #PremiPulitzer que sempre va voler escapar de les etiquetes i els fonamentalismes tot conreant una poesia sòbria, gens efusiva, despullada de grans retòriques però alhora profunda i reflexiva. Una #poesia que parlava d’allò percebut i ho cobria d'intimitat sense tenyir-ho de sentimentalisme.

    No ha estat traduïda al català, encara, però us en deixem un fragment, en versió original, del seu poema “Visites a Santa Elizabeth”, el sanatori mental en el que es trobava ingressat el seu gran amic, #EzraPound .
  • 26 0 4 October, 2019
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CANTOS
Ezra Pound
Traducción de Jan de Jager
Sexto Piso, 1220 pp.
#ezrapound

Ezra Pound es uno de los grandes poetas de la poesía norteamericana moderna. Desde sus primeros esfuerzos, se dirige a la búsqueda de una nueva tensión expresiva, la frase compacta y precisa, en la que toda palabra cumple una función específica. En Europa buscó una sociedad, como la que creyó había existido en la Roma y Grecia clásicas, y también en China, en la que la cultura y el arte no se encontraran sometidos a las leyes del mercado
«Los Cantos» son el poema épico más importante del siglo xx y, sin duda, una de las cúspides de la lengua inglesa. Un poema a la manera de Homero, es decir, una suma de literaturas y de tradiciones, un compendio de historias, de leyendas, de mitos, de canciones y de lenguas. Si tuviésemos que imaginar un poema total en el que todos los rasgos del ser humano estuviesen presentes, desde su más profunda miseria hasta su más alta belleza, sin duda sería éste. Si todo el conocimiento humano se perdiera, lo volveríamos a encontrar en los Cantos. Pound tardó más de cincuenta años en escribirlos. Quiso que fueran la Divina Comedia de nuestro tiempo. En su vastedad, en su sabiduría y en su belleza, lo logró.

He intentado escribir el Paraíso
No te muevas
Deja que hable el viento 
que es el paraíso. 
Que los Dioses perdonen lo que 
hice. 
Que los que amo procuren perdonar
lo que hice.
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    CANTOS
    Ezra Pound
    Traducción de Jan de Jager
    Sexto Piso, 1220 pp.
    #ezrapound

    Ezra Pound es uno de los grandes poetas de la poesía norteamericana moderna. Desde sus primeros esfuerzos, se dirige a la búsqueda de una nueva tensión expresiva, la frase compacta y precisa, en la que toda palabra cumple una función específica. En Europa buscó una sociedad, como la que creyó había existido en la Roma y Grecia clásicas, y también en China, en la que la cultura y el arte no se encontraran sometidos a las leyes del mercado
    «Los Cantos» son el poema épico más importante del siglo xx y, sin duda, una de las cúspides de la lengua inglesa. Un poema a la manera de Homero, es decir, una suma de literaturas y de tradiciones, un compendio de historias, de leyendas, de mitos, de canciones y de lenguas. Si tuviésemos que imaginar un poema total en el que todos los rasgos del ser humano estuviesen presentes, desde su más profunda miseria hasta su más alta belleza, sin duda sería éste. Si todo el conocimiento humano se perdiera, lo volveríamos a encontrar en los Cantos. Pound tardó más de cincuenta años en escribirlos. Quiso que fueran la Divina Comedia de nuestro tiempo. En su vastedad, en su sabiduría y en su belleza, lo logró.

    He intentado escribir el Paraíso
    No te muevas
    Deja que hable el viento
    que es el paraíso.
    Que los Dioses perdonen lo que
    hice.
    Que los que amo procuren perdonar
    lo que hice.
  • 35 2 3 October, 2019